Response to 19 Things That Make Guys Cry:
Yes, it’s long. I know.
I have seen my husband of 21 years shed a couple tears 4 times: our wedding, the 2 kids being born and holding my mother’s hand as she died.
The ONLY time he has actually cried - wept - is when my creative writing professor, Dave, mailed (snail, not E) me back a portion of a chapter of a book I was secretly trying to finish. The first-person woman was telling her husband that she can’t stay with him now that she knew the love of a totally different sort of man. It read as “I need to tell you something…”.
He wrote on the page something like “True love is never without some messiness - Dave”
Well, my man read that page - which I had hidden, naturally, because it was a secret - and thought it was a real note between my lover and I. He literally gasped, cried so hard he fell on his knees, wracked with sobs.
When it was all sorted out (“Dave is my writing professor and is just helping to edit! Honestly!!”
Even though it was all a crazy mistake, seeing that kind of pain and knowing that our love story was the only thing in the whole world that could ever bring him to his knees brought us to a whole new level.
To see what the loss of you feels like to someone else is remarkably heartbreaking and revealing. It cracked us wide open more than anything else we ever did - including having kids.
Response to 19 Things That Make Guys Cry:
I lava you….
Yes. Cry: happy and sad.
Oh, and Bing Bong. The whole theater just got the sniffles. Beautifully done Pixar movies.
Response to 15 Flawless Tips For Maintaining Healthy Hair:
My doctor told me the whole biotin thing was bunk. I asked a woman I knew that taught at a cosmetology school and she said it was, too. I’d taken it for a year and noticed nothing.
And don’t even get me started on that 7 Day Hair Grow Miracle. All you do is rub oil into your scalp for 5 minutes each night - but only do it for a week so your hair doesn’t become dependent on it! Ugh.
How many “make your hair grow faster” claims do we need to see?
All this shit is BOGUS.
Of course you don’t. There’s a mole on Kris’ ass that he missed.
GTFO he’s a GUY and pulls off looking like a whole bunch of women who don’t look alike.
Let’s see you turn into Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Liam Neeson, Chris Pratt and Anderson Cooper.
Response to 19 Unique Things To Do When You Travel:
I have done these and recommend them: Ewok tour in SF
The Pottery Trail in backwater NC
follow an Albanian shepherd through Greece countryside
Geisha footsteps in Gion
Walk the dividing line on St Maarten
Pirate hangouts in the Bahamas
NZ LOTR tour
Sherlock Tour in London
You can (or used to) watch a baseball game at the real Field of Dreams baseball field.
I smoked through my first pregnancy. That child has mental health and weight issues. My second baby I was smoke-free and breastfed him: he is intellectually gifted in mathematics, plays piano by ear and is incredibly healthy.
The patch was useful to me- I used them for 2 weeks then just willpower. That was 19 years ago.
Being free from having to go outside every hour, despising hospital stays or airplanes because you’d be nic-fitting….whew.
Good luck and good health to you!
I “O” during sleep all the time. It’s not that rare, is it? They always say it isn’t and then you never hear about anyone claiming they do it.
STAND WITH ME, o-friends!
By sitting on a throne of LIES.
Response to 18 Times Bad Sex Happened To Good People:
This is why children should not have sex. At least half of these wouldn’t be an issue with actual adults.
I don’t get red bumps or any type of rash but, then again, I’m super blonde and have such fine light hair so I don’t have to press hard or scrub or re-shave the same spots. It’s so fine and light that I don’t shave my thighs and you cannot tell - it doesn’t look like there’s anything there and it hasn’t thickened over the years so it’s still thin and soft. I wish I could get away with skipping the rest! It’s the only luck I’ve had hair-wise so I enjoy it.
Also, I let my husband shave me. ;)
Response to Here’s The Most Genius Way To Cover Up A Zit:
Fuck you, person.
Response to These 23 Orgasm Facts Will Make You Tingle:
I wish the whole “you don’t need to orgasm to enjoy sex” thing would stop. Yes, some people can’t. Yes, sometimes it’s stress BUT there’s a significant number of excuses laid at the feet of the partner, too. If your partner doesn’t get you off - and KEEPS getting you off - until you tap out then you have a shitty partner.
Let’s stop emoting and justifying. When is the last time a man said “oh, your done? Well I haven’t finished yet but you look wiped out so I’m all good right now. Really. I’m fine! I don’t need an orgasm!”
Maybe woman let the guy drug the husband so she could have sex with a virile man. She wanted to cover up his “shortcomings” or failure to impregnate her.
Frankly I think it’s all BS made up by some guy who believes in Heffalumps and shamblemen. The shaman slipped them some Valium, told them to chill and have normal, casual sex instead of ferociously “procreating”.
Why is it that religious people who don’t conceive never say “I guess this is god’s way of telling us not to have a baby!” and then shut up about it? Funny how they turn to science when God fails them and then call those babies miracles.
Why do people insist on hiding the vegetables in stuff?
Cook a wide variety of foods and put them on the dinner table to try. Share. Discuss. Make it more like an adult experience rather than a “and you better eat these!” event.
I raised 2 boys (now teens) and they have airways eaten and loved Brussels sprouts, sushi, asparagus, broccoli, tamarind, calamari, sardines, figs, duck confit, ostrich, alligator. I couldn’t keep carrots or haricot verts in the house because they’d eat them raw.
How? We bought them together, usually at the farmers market or the ethnic stores. I taught them to cook, we gardened. We didn’t make food a battleground. I always served an unfamiliar food at first with things they liked and we had a “taste test”.
Hearing kids bash green food just perpetuates it. Dicing and puréeing veggies doesn’t give them enough of them to matter and it exacerbates your problem.
Feed your kids don’t become their chefs.
That’s foolish. A diet that consists of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and beans is more than sufficient.
If you really want to make a point about healthful eating then start condemning formula - you can buy breast milk so there really isn’t any excuse.
We do not need to be ingesting the nutritious liquid a cow creates for its offspring yet they always promote milk.
Non-verbal 12 year olds still in diapers, wearing a helmet who tried to drown the baby do not rock.
It’s always a love-fest when people have these discussions. YAY for disabilities! They’re the same as us and then they go on to list the ways their lives are BETTER. That’s a lovely thought and probably true for certain disabilities but there’s hardly a person around that,wouldn’t have chosen to have a child without them.
Autism is not always just a quirky person. They can be violent, sexually aggressive, dangerous, angry and cruel. Painting them otherwise is simply putting the face on it that tells the world they aren’t “bad”.
When families tap out and they can’t take it anymore, those are the people who give you the looks that say “couldn’t do it, eh? Couldn’t love your own family enough to keep them at home? Chose which kid you preferred?”
And sometimes you have to say “yes.”
Response to How My Father Raised Me Through Silence:
Beautifully written! It’s been a subject in my life, too. My response was not nearly as wonderful as hers. I wonder, if she is single, what type of man she will eventually choose as her husband. Not what is hoped for or projected or assumed, by what really captures her heart.
I had a dad like this and purposely chose a man who wasn’t like that. I wanted to have him bring me coffee every morning with smiles, hugs and kisses and enjoy the sparkle in his eye when wearing the gown or bathing suit I felt I was rocking. I wanted what my mother wanted but never got: someone who consistently told me and the world - by word and deed - that I was the best thing that ever happened, how we were happy, isn’t she amazing! It’s not selfless mewling. It isn’t a sappy display of worship. I want the person who can say when things are great, “thank you for making this life and these kids”. It was a relief to complain and dream of better days when we were young and broke.
I didn’t wonder like I did with my dad. His visits anger my kids who have been taught by my husband to thank me for every meal cooked, not, if pressed “well I ate it, didn’t I?” He will “awwww” at presents but never outright thank me for it. It annoys me. I don’t love him more because of it: I view him as distant and cold and ungrateful.
We’ve been married 23 years. I watched my mother and grandmother dance and work and pry compliments and love out of their husbands. My mother is dead but I’m sure she’d be awash with relief that I don’t have that cold fish, that endless question mark, that she did.
She was raised with it, then was married to it for 32 years and never once loved them for it.
I would add Kyoto. One of the most wonderful cities I have ever visited. The philosopher’s walk is also something that must be seen but go in cherry blossom times. Amazing. Athens was the worst.
I dressed my boys exactly the same way. When my youngest - who was 10.9lbs at birth - outgrew his white sailor “bubble suit” I had them made for him.
People were giving me those piece sets from Walmart with some truck or dinosaur screen print on them. Um, ew. No.
I don’t care if it sounds horribly snobby but babies/toddlers should be dressed as such, not like union workers or school kids with free lunches. I admit it: people who dress their kids in those things strike me as people who can’t afford to have kids.
Response to How Would You Pass For Black?:
Being “racially tolerant” is not *not noticing* someone’s color. It IS acknowledging their color and not thinking/treating them as a lesser person for it.
Taking a totally bizarre example and applying it in an entirely different setting, I have incredibly blonde hair - almost white. Being ok with race differences would mean someone could say “you have the lightest hair i have ever seen!” Whereas a racist would say “I’m glad I’m not a dumb blonde like you”.. Then, I’d have to kill him and it would be white on brown crime.
Response to 5 Easy DIY Tips You Really Need To Try:
And to think I just tipped my toaster upside down over the trash can….
Tried showing this to my son when was 6. He said it was horrifying and refused to watch more. Looking at it through a parent’s eyes afterwards, I can see his point.
But Gene Wilder was so great. Too bad he gave up acting.
- Ogden Nash
Love it! What’s so wrong with telling kids what their bodies do? Why are we ok with all the cartoon violence, war play and even violent language but we get nervous about the great feelings our bodies can have when we are with someone else?
Response to 21 Sex Tips That Aren’t Bullshit:
Is non-orgasming an actual thing? Are you seriously telling me that you have sex but don’t come? What’s *sex* then? I’ve read Cosmo about 3 times and there’s been articles in each one about how to either not worry about getting off or how to ask him to do what you want. Like “eat me out” isn’t a phrase you could say to someone you’re naked and sweaty with. If you can’t tell him/her exactly what you want/need then you’ve picked a shitty partner.
Here’s our house rule:
If there’s anything left, go get it.
Yes, we are really lucky: I’m a many time O-er and my husband is a multiple O, too (always twice in a row, sometimes a third later if it’s an HJ)
Pretty much everyone can do it. You have to practice! And that “he comes then rolls over” BS? Uh, no. You each roll over when it’s clear everyone is done. The game isn’t finished until everyone is satisfied and preferably feels like their warm, happy jelly.
For an age group that is all FWB and one-nighters, it certainly sounds like the sex they’re having is kinda sucky.
I am in a long term relationship (22 years) so wouldn’t I be more qualified,to tell you how,to have a happy relationship versus a guy who hasn’t does it successfully?
And what if they’re bringing in a guy? Notice how he didn’t say it was a girl. THAT would be interesting to hear about. Personally, having another girl there for a show is fun but it isn’t better. If every guy who wanted a threesome did it because the sex was better then one of them isn’t very good.
If your ladybits smell bad then you shouldn’t go near them.
Do you eat spoilt meat?
Hmm. Maybe the sheep are in that stew thing?
I think meditation suffers from the “global warming” effect in that they were both labeled early on and sort of shot themselves in the foot.
Now it is hard to discuss meditation without thinking of some weird cult of hippies or flighty “what’s your sign, man?” buffs who take nothing in real life seriously.
The benefits of meditation are many but it is getting harder and harder with today’s addiction to information and connectivity to be able to keep the mind still.
Every decade, a list. No one has escaped the “holy shit, we thought that was CUTE?!” aftershock.
What’s the word for “suddenly means you’re prejudiced just for being white” or “horrible person who thinks large asses are still gross”? I’m sure there are suggestions.
As an atheist, it enrages me to see such bigoted fools being allowed to form our laws. We have separation of church and state - a keen point written by our Founding Fathers as so many of them were not Christians. In fact, many of them were very actively against the church. To have religious zealots like Rick Perry involved anywhere in our government is just wrong.
Kestrel Marine biologist (aquatic bacteria) on a short-term expedition off Kiribati in the South Pacific. Into sculpting, Game of Thrones and hiking. Planning Everest trip on 6/15!!
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